Posts from April 2021

Posts from April 2021

Day 7: Recap + Discussions / Bible Study for Individuals / Life Groups

Bible Reading: Romans 1:1-17 We have taken the last six days to study around the gospel and its centrality to our Christian faith. As we round off this Surge series today, we will highlight some of what we have learnt in the course of the week, and lay out a few application questions. On What The Gospel Really Is The Gospel is the good news that the incarnate and crucified Saviour, Jesus Christ, is the risen Lord and impending judge…

Day 6: Of Make Ups And Gospel Change

Bible Reading: Ephesians 2:1-9; 2 Corinthians 5:16-21. We live in a world where there is such great desire and clamour for change- sometimes it is change in the economic fortunes or political directions of a nation, or sometimes it’s change in the experiences in a home. Sometimes, it’s a job or career line change, or sometimes, it’s the great and ambitious desire to change a loved one. How about when it comes to change in our lives? God’s design has…

Day 5: The Parable Of Brother Dubai and Gospel Implications

Bible Reading: Romans 6:1-14 I believe that every story has implications. Can you imagine a single guy who has had his eyes on a girl for a while, and then he decides he wants to propose to her. He decides he doesn’t want to do it in a small way. He plans it big. Not only does he fly her to Dubai where he plans the proposal, he pays for all her siblings and close friends to fly over. He…

Day 4: News Proclaimers

Bible Reading: Romans 15:14-21 In all my years of following the news, it has always been the case that news births a response in the viewers. News prompts reactions. When I was growing up, there used to be ‘newspaper analysts’ who would gather around a newspaper vendor’s stand early in the morning and argue ferociously over the news headlines till afternoon. News prompts response. News of violence in the community births a feeling of fear or a response of caution…

Day 3: In Pursuit Of Upgrades

Bible Reading: 1 Kings 3:20-27; Galatians 1:6-9 What would life be like if we could get upgrades on everything? Like when you’ve used a phone for a while and the manufacturer releases an upgraded version, you simply turn in the old and take up the new. That would be cool! I could do with a newer model of my car, of my computer, and all that. Maybe you’re thinking, yes- and of my spouse too. Well, that’s between you both!…

Day 2: Statements and Stories

Bible Reading: Genesis 3:1-24 When you tell three people the same thing and they have different reactions, it’s not so much based on whether or not they believe what they’ve been told. I think it has a big deal to do with the story upon which the statement stands- what the statement lands on. Imagine you get to announce to three different people that each of them just won a NGN 20,000 bonus: One of them is super excitedly freaked…

Day 1: The Gospel is The Power!

Bible Reading: Romans 1:1-17 Whenever I eat a meal that I haven’t eaten before- especially one that I really like- I’m usually eating as a very keen observer and learner. I don’t just want to enjoy the meal, I want to figure out the meal. I want to know the ingredients, I want to try and figure out the procedures. That’s really important to me, because I might not always have access to this eatery- but if I can figure…